MARKET CLOSURE DELAYED
SUBIACO Station Street Markets will open for the last time on August 2, with site demolition scheduled for the following week.
Although the markets were expected to close this Sunday, developer Greg Pearce said he decided to extend trading by “popular request” from stallholders.
“Rather than keep it vacant, why not keep the markets going as long as we possibly can,” the Windsor Knight director said.
“Even though it is ultimately destined to finish, we have decided to keep the market open right up until the weekend before demolition begins.
“This will give stallholders an extra lease of life and more time for those who have not already found new premises.”
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Committee approved a $96 million shopping precinct development in April.
The four-storey development is expected to be completed in spring 2017 and will include a Coles, Target, two levels of basement parking, retail and office space.
Mr Pearce said the project was currently in the design development phase and that everything was going according to plan and schedule.
Golden Choice and Yen’s Fruit and Veg owner Kim Huong Nguyen said she hoped to open her new shop on July 3, next to the Pavilion Markets site at 369 Roberts Road.
TR & TR Fruit and Veg owner Diep Tran said her business would be relocating to 55 Salvado Road at Home Expo in either August or September, subject to council approval.
The Flower Market closed its Hood Street warehouse shop on April 1 and moved to Herdsman Fresh in Churchlands.
An artist’s impression of the proposed new development on the markets site.
Golden Choice will be opening at a new location on July 3.